Cooking accounts for about 4 per cent of the total energy bill in a typical Victorian household. Cooking appliances include:
Unlike many other household appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, cooking appliances don’t have energy star ratings to indicate how energy efficient they are. In general, the larger the cooking appliance and the longer the cooking time, the more expensive your cooking costs will be.
The two most common types of stovetops are gas and electricity, with gas being the cheaper and more efficient option. Induction stovetops are also becoming popular as they are faster and more efficient than gas cooking.
Induction stovetops use electromagnetic technology to heat the cookware and its contents without wasting energy heating the cooking surface. Energy is delivered directly to the pot or pan, making it twice as efficient as gas and electric stovetops where the energy must first be converted into heat.
Ensure that when you buy a new product to replace an old one, you take the necessary steps to dispose of your old product responsibly. Recycling whitegoods will reduce landfill, conserve resources and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases created in the production of new materials.
Energy rating labels help you compare appliances so you can and choose the most energy and water efficient, and save money on running costs.
The Energy Rating Calculator and app allows you to calculate the energy consumption and running costs for an appliance before you buy it.
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